Suspect fatally shot in attack on Georgia courthouse

June 7, 2014 1:01 PM

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Suspect fatally shot in attack on Georgia courthouse

CUMMING, Ga. – A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside a Georgia courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said.

Dennis Marx had been due in court Friday morning to plead guilty in a drug case. He arrived at the courthouse wearing body armor in a rented SUV with both homemade and commercially made explosives, two handguns, zip ties, water and other gear. He dropped homemade spike strips and used smoke devices ...

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